• Jack Selcher

Jesus Is Lord (Part 1 of 2)


Few people question that Jesus was a man. Many doubt He was God. In the early church it was exactly the opposite. Some spiritual leaders who spawned false teaching didn’t think Jesus was both fully God and fully man. Cerinthus taught incorrectly that Christ came on Jesus at His baptism and left Him at the crucifixion. He said that Jesus was a mere man. Wrong!


Jesus Christ is more than just a mere man. His conception was a miracle. His mother Mary was a human being. The Holy Spirit was responsible for her pregnancy. Jesus wasn’t 50 percent man and 50 percent God. He was 100 percent man and 100 percent God. He is God with skin.


James Gandolfini starred in the TV show, The Sopranos. In a 2009 appearance on “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” James Lipton asked Gandolfini, “If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say at the pearly gates?" Gandolfini’s response--"Take over for a while, I'll be right back.”1. It’s a novel wish. It isn’t going to happen!


At His birth Jesus was called Savior, Christ, and the Lord (Luke 2:11). He is the Word. The Word was God (John 1:1). The Word became flesh (John 1:14). Since He is the Word made flesh, He is both God and man. Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, saw His crucifixion-wounds. He described Jesus as “My Lord and my God!” (John 20:28)


Jesus claimed the ability to do something only the Lord can do—forgive sin (Mark 2:7–11). He claimed the same title as the Lord of Psalm 23:1—shepherd. In John 10:11 He claimed to be the good shepherd who lays down His life for the sheep. The clear conclusion is that Jesus is Lord (Yahweh of the Old Testament).


Some doubters insist Jesus never claimed to be God. They say his followers made that claim for Him. John’s Gospel clearly describes Jesus’ opponents’ understanding of His claims. They tried to kill Him because they thought He was breaking the Sabbath and because He was making Himself God’s equal (John 5:18). In John 10:31 the Jews tried to stone Jesus because He claimed to be God (John 10:30–33). You can’t believe in God without believing in His Son. God hasn’t left that option open to you. (John 5:23).2 #freechristiandiscipleshipresources #freeevangelismresources #freechristianleadershipresources


1. James Gandolfini the Gentle Giant 1961-2013 Finally Jim if Heaven Exists What Would You Like to Hear God Say at the Pearly Gates? Lipton Asks After Thinking for a Moment Gandolfini Responds Take Over for a While I'll Be Right Back | Dank Meme on ME.ME


2. https://www.christiangrowthresources.com/31-steps-toward-spiritual-maturity


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